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Thread: Fuel Prices

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    Fuel Prices

    Auto fuel just jumped to $3.66 here in Western Kansas. Wish it would stop. I just bought a new truck - won't even be able to afford to drive it!

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    We live in northern California, west of Sacramento. Gas this AM was $4.27. We carpool to work, pick up what we need on our way home then stay there! Sure can't afford this!. My wages have not raised in 3 years.

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    I drive a van pool of people here in Michigan. The other day when we left, gas was at $3.36; when we returned, it was at $3.69! And I bet it was the same gas that they had there in the morning!

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    Of course it was!

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    I just filled up at the Costco here where I live and I paid $3.39, however, on my way home from my errand run I saw gas for $3.54 at Wal-Mart and $3.59 at the Tom Thumb store (major grocery chain). Lumped 4 different stops including the one for gasoline into the trip.

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    I know gas is higher in California because the state requires a different process in it. De-smog and a cleaner gas. Used to live there.

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    Just saw it on national news tonight, that gas is up 12 cents / gallon in the past week.

    If fuel goes up... you know that fabric prices will inch up again too. The manufacturers have to pay more to get the fabric from the mills in Asia, and shops have to pay more to get the fabric shipped to them.

    It won't be as dramatic as when cotton prices ran wild last year, but it will still happen.

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    Pity the poor truckers. Diesel is a couple of cents higher than gasoline. Semis get about 8mpg and they have 500 gallon tanks. Try paying for a fillup once or twice a week costing upwards of $2K. That's another reason why the price of anything delivered in a truck is going up.

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    It has gone up here also, Was 3.55 today, we gas up on Saturdays, 1/2 a tank in the Silverado Z71. Our business has been paying fuel surcharges on U.P.S. and trucks for years. When gas and diesel prices go down the surcharges don't go down much.
    Good ole politians are trying to get people to buy the expensive tiny death traps. Trying to thin the population.
    I will just pay the higher gas prices. I will only give up my truck for a new one. I may have to die but, not crushed to death in a tiny car.
    Just my feelings about it.
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    our gas here was 3.279 last Friday morning, by night it was 3.499 and I am sure that it was the same gas I filled up on in the morning. Out in the oil country gas is even higher and diesel is 4.019 Roadmaster is 4.239 at last report and still too cold to just put in #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Just saw it on national news tonight, that gas is up 12 cents / gallon in the past week.

    If fuel goes up... you know that fabric prices will inch up again too. The manufacturers have to pay more to get the fabric from the mills in Asia, and shops have to pay more to get the fabric shipped to them.

    It won't be as dramatic as when cotton prices ran wild last year, but it will still happen.
    Yes, and food and clothing and everything else goes up. Except wages - I haven't had a raise in 8 years and probably never will.

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    Gas Buddy dot com to locate the cheapest gas in US and Canada. Plan ahead. It WILL be at least $5.00/gal by Memorial Day. Unfortunately, all the conditions internationally are perfect for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Pity the poor truckers. Diesel is a couple of cents higher than gasoline. Semis get about 8mpg and they have 500 gallon tanks. Try paying for a fillup once or twice a week costing upwards of $2K. That's another reason why the price of anything delivered in a truck is going up.
    Everything moves by truck at some point. All the building materials in your house, all the furnishings in your house, every single food item in your house, and all the clothes you own came by truck. Sustained high fuel prices hurt the price of *everything.*

    I haven't been out for a few days so I'm not sure what gas is here now. The last time I filled up it was 3.29 but that's been close to a month ago. The cost to fill up hubby's car has jumped every week for the last three weeks.

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    I wish gas was 3.69 its 4.25 here in so cal

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    This subject will be discussed for months and months to come........
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